Rachel Stassen-Berger

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Constitutional Amendment For Voter Photo ID? GOP:”We’ll Get Back To You On That”

Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch and House Speaker Kurt Zellers

A Republican backed proposal to require a photo ID to vote in Minnesota will not likely win Governor Mark Dayton’s approval. So if it vetoed by the Governor, will Republicans attempt an end run and have voters decide the issue by voting on a constitutional amendment? Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake- Assessing The Final DFL Governor Candidates Debate – Mon Aug 9, 2010

Political observers & reporters assess the final DFL Gubernatorial debate
We asked University of Minnesota Professor of rhetoric John Logie to comment on our live blog during the debate.  His assessment:

“I think Dayton ‘won’ in the moment where he looked MAK in the eye and challenged her math. He seemed well prepared and thoughtful throughout. He’s not a dynamo, but I suspect this will put him over the top”

More of Professor Logie’s observations on the debate later in this story. Rachel Stassen-Berger at the Star Tribune focused in on the disagreement between DFL-endorsed candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher and Mark Dayton over just who is taxed under Dayton’s tax plan. Dayton said it wasn’t true that middle income couples were going to be taxed under his plan. Continue Reading →

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